Danielle of NewJeans is the New Global Ambassador for CELINE

The K-Pop singer was born in Newcastle, Australia.

Article by T Australia

Danielle of K Pop group NewJeans has been named as the new brand ambassador for CELINE. Photo: CELINE

Australian K-Pop musician Danielle, from the South Korean girl group NewJeans, has been named as the new Global Ambassador at CELINE.

Danielle Marsh, 18, was born in Newcastle, Australia to an Australian father and a Korean mother.

Last year she voiced the character Ariel in the Korean dubbed version of the live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid”. 

She also signed on as a global ambassador for luxury brand Burberry and a brand ambassador for YSL Beauty.

John Mayer’s Watch for Audemars Piguet Is “Like Looking Up at a Moonless Sky”

Singer and watch collector John Mayer teamed up with Audemars Piguet to design the very last Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar.

Article by T Australia

The Stellar Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in collaboration with John Mayer.

Music artist John Mayer is known for many things. Famous romances that inspire songs? Tick. Being ridiculously good looking? Tick. But the “Your body is a wonderland” and “Daughters” singer is also a watch collector.

He recently teamed up with Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet to design the very last Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar or quantième perpétuel (QP for short). 

A long-lasting friend of the brand, Mayer lent his collector’s eye, taste for precision and aesthetic beauty to the design, working hand in hand with the AP teams. The distinctive timepiece, limited to 200 pieces, is equipped with the manufacture’s self winding Calibre 5134 and has been created in 18-carat white gold, enhanced by a deep blue dial evocative of the sky.

“My favourite watches have dials that you can stare endlessly at,” he said. “A great watch dial feels like a picture window – you look into it, not at it. In the case of this QP, it’s like looking up at a moonless sky. There is a true sense of nature in it.” 

The "Daughters" singer is an avid watch collector. Photo courtesy of Audemars Piguet.

The Grammy Award-winning artist went on to say: “And when you couple that sense of depth and vastness with the complication of a perpetual calendar, it is a very powerful combination of technical prowess and aesthetic design.”

To enhance the watch’s legibility and aesthetic harmony, Mayer has brought subtle modifications to the perpetual calendar display that only become apparent on closer inspection. While the number “31” of the date subdial is usually red on modern Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar models, here it is printed in white.

And for the first time, the “Swiss Made” inscription is printed in white at the bottom of the moon phase subdial rather than on the dial’s outer edge at 6 o’clock. 

Said Mayer: “The perpetual calendar is for me the ultimate complication, the benchmark for high horology, and though there are complications that are more complex, the historical footing of the QP in the history of watchmaking is what makes it stand out.”

T Australia is Now Sold at Coles – And We’re Celebrating by Giving You Gifts

To celebrate its arrival in Coles, T Australia is giving shoppers a chance to win a six-issue digital subscription and collector’s edition tote filled with goodies.

Article by T Australia

The T Australia "Journeys" issue with Sarah Snook on the cover is now in Coles stores.

Out of milk? Head to your local Coles where T: The New York Times Style Magazine Australia, is now stocked in more than 800 stores nationwide.

The current issue, “Journeys”, stars acclaimed television, film and theatre actor Sarah Snook who has just been nominated for a prestigious Olivier Award for her 26-character role in The Sydney Theatre Company’s adaptation of “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. Inside this month’s mag, she sits down with writer Emma Pegrum to speak openly about her experience preparing for the role, and what she learnt about herself along the way. ⁠

You’ll also find a profile on Prince Albert II who, it turns out, has a special connection with Australia, as well as an exploration on the latest “gorpcore” fashion trend.

“We’re thrilled to expand T Magazine’s readership and national footprint with this iconic issue starring one of Australia’s most exceptional talents,” said T Australia publisher and editor-in-chief Katarina Kroslakova.

“As we embark on our third year in the market and increase to 10 issues per year, it’s so exciting to bring T Australia to a new audience.”

Win with T Magazine

To celebrate the launch into Coles, T Australia is giving shoppers the chance to win a six-issue T Australia digital subscription, plus 10 readers will receive a free collector’s edition T Australia tote bag filled with premium products from local and international brands including Clarins, Caudalie and WhiteGlo.

How to enter:

  • Purchase a copy of the “Journeys” Issue (with Sarah Snook on the cover) at any participating Coles store
  • Snap a photo of the magazine in your basket, trolley or at the checkout
  • Post the photo to your story or grid on Instagram and tag our official Instagram account: @tmagazineau

What you win:

  • Everyone who posts will receive: a six-issue digital subscription to T Australia
  • The first 10 shoppers to post will receive a free collector’s edition T Australia tote bag filled with $200 worth of beauty products from local and international brands including Clarins, Caudalie and WhiteGlo.
Clarins SOS Primer valued at $54
Caudalie Resveratrol-Lift Instant Firming Serum 30ml, valued at $119

Terms and conditions

The promotion starts from 12pm AEDT Wednesday March 13 2024 and ends midnight AEDT Sunday March 24 2024. Valid for Australian residents only.

A valid entry consists of a post or story on Instagram including a photo of T Australia magazine issue #17 at a Coles store with the tag ‘@tmagazineau’. 

Every valid entrant will receive a complimentary six  issue digital subscription to T Australia magazine. The first 10 valid entrants will receive a complimentary six issue digital subscription to T Australia magazine and a T Australia tote bag containing a complimentary gift from T Australia brand partners Clarins, Caudalie and WhiteGlo.

All entrants will be contacted via direct message on instagram with the redemption details for their prize.

The New York Times Style Magazine: Australia offers a uniquely local perspective with global authority on art, culture, fashion, food, design & travel.

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All products are for delivery in Australia only.

Luxury Home Fragrance Brand Dr. Vranjes Brings Florentine Memories to Australia

The Italian-born label’s full scent collection has landed in Melbourne and Sydney, with plans to expand in range and region.

Article by Hollie Wornes

Dr Vranjes candle.Dr Vranjes candle. Image courtesy of Dr. Vranjes.

One of the first detectable notes in Dr. Vranjes’ Rosso Nobile home diffuser is a deep fruity aroma resemblant of red Italian wine. The scent was formulated in Florence in 1999, almost 16 years after the brand was founded by cosmetologist Dr. Paolo Vranjes. It resonated instantly with consumers, evoking memories of long summer nights spent under the Tuscan sun. Twenty-five years on and Rosso Nobile remains one of Dr Vranjes’ best-selling scents.

Cristina’s Rebollini, the brand’s international business development manager, says the brand’s success over the past 40 years is a result of its commitment to its local practice.  

“Being an iconic brand means bringing something exclusive to our clients’ everyday life,” Rebollini says.

Dr. Vranjes is 100 per cent crafted in Tuscany and made in Florence. Over the years, it has kept a strong connection with the Florentine perfumery and most of our creations are crafted by local artisans.”

The thoughtful craftsmanship goes beyond formulating scents. Each fragrance bottle, diffuser and candle design is inspired by the Duomo of Florence, an iconic landmark of the city. 

Dr. Vranjes Rosso Nobile home diffuser.
Dr. Vranjes Rosso Nobile home diffuser. Image courtesy of Dr. Vranjes.
Dr. Vranjes 3
Dr. Vranjes Rosso Nobile perfume. Image courtesy of Dr. Vranjes.

“The design inspiration was an idea from Paolo’s wife Anna Maria,” Rebollini says.  

“When the brand was born in the ‘80s the first creations were very simple. Then one day in the ‘90s Paulo and Anna were in a little shop in the heart of Florence where an artisan was creating a lamp in the shape of the top of the Duomo, and she said to her husband, ‘Why don’t we bring these shapes into our product, so our final consumer can immediately connect the brand to the city of Florence?’.”

While the octagonal shape of the dome is now a signature feature, it also doubles as a sculptural decor piece, elevating Dr. Vranjes’ presence in the home.

In 2022 Dr. Vranjes extended its offering into body care and perfumes, recreating its 30 scents in new forms. The move was a natural transition but there was, in the initial stages, the option to go down an entirely different path.

“When Paolo first started, he opened a little boutique in the back of a small laboratory, and ladies from Florence would go to him and request customised skincare products,” says Rebollini .

While there was a demand there, he had to make a decision on what it was he wanted to focus on. His core belief is that most of our memories are linked to something we are smelling and he decided he wanted to continue bringing these experiences to life through perfume.”

The brand’s full line officially launched in Australia in 2023, stocked exclusively in David Jones stores across Sydney in Melbourne. Following the success of the launch, there are now plans to expand in the coming months – with a new line of scents coming soon.

Summer Beauty in the Bag

Arrive anywhere fresh-faced and smelling sweet with these toiletry kit essentials.

Article by T Australia

Photograph courtesy of Flamingo Estate.
La Prairie Cellular Hand Cream Hand Treatment, $205, laprairie.com.
Flamingo Estate Clarity Pulse Point Oil (10ml), $51, mecca.com.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette in Cool, $118, chanel.com.
Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist Travel Size (30ml), $43, mecca.com.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum, $463, mecca.com.
Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil (50ml), $74, mecca.com.
Hermès Plein Air H Trio Iridescent Mineral Powder in Corail Mojave, $155, hermes.com.
Rose Inc Ultra-Black Lash Lift Serum Mascara Travel Size, $24, mecca.com.
Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick in Nectar, $77, mecca.com.
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Travel Kit, $51, mecca.com.
Augustinus Bader The Eye Patches Single, $35, mecca.com.
Editions de Parfums by Frédéric Malle Heaven Can Wait eau de parfum (10ml), $75, mecca.com.
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Skieuse, $48, chanel.com.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Travel Size, $38, mecca.com.
This is an extract from an article that appears in print in our ninth edition, Page 32 of T Australia with the headline: “Brace for Impact”

Discover the Luxury Fragrances Turning Rot into Romance

If humans are hardwired to be repelled by what disgusts us, why are we so attracted to perfume ingredients that should offend?

Article by Mariela Summerhays

Nymph and Satyr"Nymph and Satyr" (1716), an oil on canvas painting by Jean-Antoine Watteau appears on the cover of a publication of Patrick Suskind's novel, "Perfume".

As histrionic and unpredictable Rosalyn Rosenfeld in David O. Russell’s film “American Hustle”, the actor Jennifer Lawrence delivers a short monologue on the allure of a repulsive scent. “There’s something… the top coat… it’s like, perfume-y but there’s also something rotten? And I know that sounds crazy, but I can’t get enough of it. Smell it, it’s true!” she says, thrusting her blood red-painted nails at an acquaintance during cocktail hour. “Historically, the best perfumes in the world, they’re all laced with something nasty and foul.”

In 1986, psychologist Paul Rozin and his two colleagues concluded in their landmark paper that an object need only momentarily touch something that a person finds disgusting for them to be repelled. “Laundered shirts previously worn by a disliked person were less desirable than those previously worn by a liked or neutral person,” the study found. The rise in popularity of fresh, clean and aquatic fragrances in ensuing decades – an extension of millennia of religious ceremonies that seek purification through water – might indicate a desire for that which is clean, is pure.

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence in character as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, on the set of David O. Russell’s 2013 film “American Hustle”. Photograph courtesy Sony.

It is bizarre, then, that we could be drawn to ingredients that engender feelings of repulsion or disgust. The organic compound indole, for example, which emanates a scent most commonly encountered in human faecal matter, is considered by some to be irresistible. The aromatic compound is present in white florals such as jasmine. The flower’s frequent inclusion into the perfume formulations that decorate our vanities could be a biproduct of scent memory. After all, of the five senses, only smell has a direct link to our limbic system – the part of our brain responsible for emotions and our memory – bypassing other pathways necessary for sight, touch, taste and hearing.

“Preferences and sensitivities, or likes and dislikes, are often based on what experiences create the olfactory memory,” says Erica Moore, a Sydney-based fragrance evaluator whose expertise extends to fragrance history, trends, composition, and aroma chemicals. “Therefore, a positive memory linked to a certain smell, will generally lead to a preference.” For those who have never encountered jasmine, tuberose or orange blossom, fragrances laden with indole and its animalistic, slightly faecal characteristic might be repellent. Whereas those with positive emotional associations to certain white florals – perhaps raised in a home where jasmine blooms in abundance each spring – may find themselves inexplicably drawn to them.

The strength of this phenomenon is evident in the list of most popular fragrances of 2022, and those in the century preceding. Research conducted by HeyDiscount places jasmine-laden Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum as this year’s most popular fragrance, with over 100 million video views centred around the fragrance on TikTok, just under six million Google searches and over 200,000 Instagram posts. The 101-year-old Chanel No. 5 Parfum, one of the most recognisable fragrances in the world, contains 1,000 jasmine flowers in each 30ml bottle (a bottle of the landmark fragrance is reportedly still sold every 30 seconds).

White Flowers With Green Leaves
White Flowers With Green Leaves. Photography by Kabiur Rahman Riyad, courtesy Pexels.

Other ingredients that should also offend, but instead tantalise, include animal-derived musk, civet and ambergris. Madame du Barry, the last mistress of Louis XV, was rumoured to have been drenched in the latter – a substance produced in the digestive tract of sperm whales and usually found floating around in the ocean or washed up on a beach – to make herself irresistible to the French monarch. “Ambroxide is the naturally occurring compound in ambergris, and is credited for the unique odour properties of this unusual perfumery material,” says Moore. “It is now synthesised, and its use is widespread in perfumery today.” Molecule 02, formulated by chemistry-centred Escentric Molecules, consists solely of the ambroxide scent that doesn’t sanitise, but rather reveals our baseness.

“We could speculate that these notes, which also naturally occur in human body odour, have primal appeal,” says Moore. “That we have a subconscious response to them for purposes of reproduction and survival of the species.” This connection between scents and the carnal desire for sex and food is portrayed in the concluding act of “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer”. In the critically-acclaimed novel by Patrick Suskind, gifted but abominable anti-hero Guillaume is born without a personal scent to indicate his humanity. He formulates ‘the human-being odour’: a scent distilled from the murdered bodies of adolescent girls and, at the last, the outcast perfumer douses himself with the fragrance.

“They lunged at the angel, pounced on him, threw him to the ground. Each of them wanted to touch him, wanted to have a piece of him, a feather, a bit of plumage, a spark from that wonderful fire,” Suskind writes, intertwining flesh and nakedness with food, which becomes faecal matter; an animalistic act driven by the force of scent. “They tore away his clothes, his hair, his skin from his body, they plucked him, they drove their claws and teeth into his flesh, they attacked him like hyenas.”